Knee Realities: Managing Collateral Ligament Injuries Part 1

presented by Terry Malone

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What is the best practice when managing collateral ligament injuries in the knee? To approach this question, Dr. Terry Malone first covers a detailed understanding of the anatomy of the knee and different mechanisms of injury that may cause collateral ligament injuries. Dr. Malone establishes the distinct differences between the collateral ligaments and the cruciate ligaments, which work together to enable a four bar linkage that enables passive control throughout the knee’s range of motion. Through a thorough review of examination techniques and literature, Dr. Malone provides an engaging and informative course on how to manage collateral ligament injuries, from the time of detection through rehabilitation. Join Dr. Malone as he utilizes patient demonstrations, dynamic animations, and several detailed case studies to help participants gain a solid understanding of collateral ligament injury management. This is the first half of a two part course on collateral ligament injuries. Please be sure to watch:
Knee Realities: Managing Collateral Ligaments Part 2

Meet Your Instructor

  • Terry Malone, PT, EdD, ATC, FAPTA

    Dr. Terry Malone received his EdD and MSPT from Duke University in North Carolina and his BA from Bluffton College in Ohio. At Duke, he served as the initial Sports Physical Therapist and was the Coordinator of the Sports Medicine Clinic. He served as the initial Chairman of the Sports Specialization Council of the APTA and has been liaison to the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports. Dr. Malone was the initial chair and dean of the Krannert School of Physical Therapy at the University of Indianapolis, and served as the Physical Therapy Program Director at UK from 1993-2006. Terry is now a full time professor at the University of Kentucky, and enjoys most sports with a particular love for golf.

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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  1. Anatomy

    1. Anatomy

    In this chapter, Dr. Terry Malone discusses the anatomical and functional significance of the knee capsule with a special emphasis on the layers of the medial complex, and the relationship of the deep medial complex fibers to the medial meniscus.

  2. Examination Techniques

    2. Examination Techniques

    Proper examination of the knee is essential for effective interventions regarding knee injuries. In this chapter, Dr. Terry Malone discusses the various techniques for varus and valgus assessments for MCL injuries. Participants will be able to describe why assessment of these structures must be done in supine and not long sitting, and understand the sailboat analogy for the MCL.

  3. Demonstrations

    3. Demonstrations

    Join Dr. Terry Malone as he describes why MCL injuries are so common and why their care can be non-operative. Participants will learn assessment techniques for MCL injuries through a series of demonstrations, and will understand why LCL injuries are often treated surgically.